Panel to be held on death penalty

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom 

A panel discussion entitled "Death Penalty:  Right or Wrong?" will be from 7-8:30 p.m.Thursday,  Sept. 15 at First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. 

Panelists include: the Rev. Stephen Griffith, United Methodist minister and executive director of Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty; Ari Kohen, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a death penalty opponent; Robert Evnen, Lincoln attorney and co-founder of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty; and the Rev. Stu Kerns, pastor of Zion Church and a death penalty supporter.

The discussion of both sides of the death penalty issue is intended to help voters make an informed decision when they go to the polls on Nov. 8. 

Nebraska voters will decide whether or not to retain the law passed by the 2015 Legislature, which replaced the death penalty with life in prison without parole. 

A vote to "RETAIN" the law means the death penalty will NOT be reinstated.  A vote to "REPEAL" the law means the death penalty will be restored.   

The event is open to the public free of charge.